Category: book reviews & giveaways

cool books giveaway #4-6

[wpvideo 7pHEgGRq] (Ah, my adventures in vlogging continue. This time I was so busy trying not to look at the screen but into the actual camera that I didn’t get the book covers fully in frame. So the titles are: THE MAGICIANS (Lev Grossman), SEXY (Joyce Carol Oates) and A GATE AT THE STAIRS (Lorrie…

Feb 17, 2010 · 5 Comments / ADD YOURS

tribal writer cool books giveaway 1-3

I have too many books, so I’m giving 100 of them away, for the fun and good karma…. If you’re interested in the chance to get any of the 3 books mentioned in the below video, send me a note at  I’ll choose the winners on Monday. [wpvideo uo3tWvvW] Subscribe?

Feb 6, 2010 · 9 Comments / ADD YOURS

best reading experience of 2009: LOVE JUNKIE vs A VINDICATION OF LOVE

#Best09 (This is The Best of 2009 Blog Challenge. It’s kind of awesome. If you have a blog you should check it out.) What book – fiction or non – touched you? Where were you when you read it? Have you bought and given away multiple copies? Two books marked my brain this year because…

Dec 20, 2009 · 1 Comment / ADD YOURS

cool books giveaway #1

[wpvideo NbEn9O0g] I’m giving away books for free — used but in excellent condition — so if you’re looking for something to read, play the above and drop me a line at And please excuse the hugeness of the screen, I am still figuring out how to make and upload these freaking things. (You…

Nov 30, 2009 · 11 Comments / ADD YOURS

cool books entry #1 (tribal writer video blog)

[wpvideo 5K28Nbae] Please forgive the stupid hair flip at the beginning of this video — it was accidental — but this is the first in a series of vlog entries about books I love, am loving, or expect to love, or just happen to think are kind of cool. Amazon links to the books I…

Nov 1, 2009 · 13 Comments / ADD YOURS

TRUST ME: Review of “TRUST AGENTS: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation & Gain Trust”

In my ongoing quest to learn about social media and how it applies to my life as a writer, I’ve attempted to review one of my favorite books on the topic. Would appreciate your thoughts & comments. TRUST AGENTS (by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith) fascinated me from the beginning, not just for the subject…

Oct 18, 2009 · 4 Comments / ADD YOURS

a little wisdom from David Foster Wallace

(thank you Marta Zieba) “As if how we construct meaning were not actually a matter of personal, intentional choice, of conscious decision. Plus, there’s the matter of arrogance… There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is WHAT to worship… If you worship money and things– if they…

Sep 13, 2009 · 0 Comments / ADD YOURS

Zombies: Encounters With The Hungry Dead

A reader had asked about the title of the forthcoming zombie anthology that includes a story of mine called “Best Served Cold”*. The editor of the antho, John Skipp, took it upon his gracious self to answer the question in full, so I’ll just reprint him here: The book’s called ZOMBIES: ENCOUNTERS WITH THE HUNGRY…

Sep 3, 2009 · 0 Comments / ADD YOURS
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